Irene Ng

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For the Singaporean politician, see Irene Ng (politician).
Irene Ng
Born Sze Ng (敏)
(1974-07-30) July 30, 1974 (age 40)
Penang, Malaysia
Occupation Actress, investment banker
Spouse(s) David Rosa (2008-)

Irene Ng (born Sze Ng (黃敏) on July 30, 1974 in Penang, Malaysia) is a Malaysian-born American former actress best known for playing Shelby Woo on Nickelodeon's The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, which aired from 1996 to 1999.


Early life[edit]

Ng moved from Malaysia to Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1989, at age 15, with her parents, sister and brother. She attended Allentown's William Allen High School. At the age of 16, she was discovered by television agents when she won a Pennsylvania beauty contest.


Ng has had starring roles on All My Children, The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo and Figure It Out. She has guest starred on Law & Order and Teen Angel. She also has appeared in several movies, including The Joy Luck Club and Oliver Stone's Heaven & Earth.

After leaving her acting career behind her, Ng pursued her education, and is a graduate of Harvard University. She was formerly a banker for Merrill Lynch. She married David Rosa in July 2008.[1]


  1. ^ "Irene Ng, David Rosa". NY Times. 2008-07-27. Retrieved 2013-02-25. 

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